Gravity forms emails responses or entries from their forms. It’s one of the most important aspects of your website. Those leads, registration or simply contacts are vital to your local business. However, email is not perfect. Occasionally email services go down or emails get lost. With Gravity Forms, your data is saved in the backend of WordPress.
Every website wants to capture their readers attention quickly. Search engines are rewarding pages which receive longer viewing time. What better way to create stickiness and captivate your audience than through video.
Why Add More Videos
Stickiness is playing a greater and greater role in SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Stickiness is how long a viewer stays on each page. You can create great copy for them to read or a video for them to watch. An ABOUT ME video on your WordPress sidebar widgets is another great way to occupy your audience with great information so they want to stay on your page even longer. Your reader is curious about your company or blog. That’s why they came to your website in the first place. Give them a reason to know, like and trust you through an ABOUT ME video.
How to Add More Videos
YouTube (which is owned by Google now) makes it easy for the user to upload a video and share it on their WordPress website.
The latest WordPress upgrade has made it even easier to include video in a post or page. Simple add a link to YouTube video in your blog post or page. No additional coding required.
But what if you’d like to add a YouTube video to the sidebar of your website? Or to another widget location? You can simply embed the YouTube code into a TEXT widget. This is a bit more complex, but still simple to do.
To further increase the video views, be sure to add a PLAY VIDEO link right below the YouTube video. The link helps reduces confusion for your readers. Here’s the code I’m using:
Play Video </a></div>
Enjoy this quick video with the step by step tutorial.
Share in the comments below how you have been adding more videos to your website. Have you added an ABOUT ME video? We’d love to see it!
When I opened up my Gmail today, I had a new look and feel to absorb. Google has decided to selectively sort your email for you into tabs. You can keep or toss the changes and even move senders between tabs.
Gmail now offers you five tabs across the top of your email box. It’s starts with three, but you can expand to five. The new Gmail Tabs are:
Changing what emails arrive at which tab is simply a matter of dragging and dropping.
This change will also modify your inbox on your iPhone or Android device. It appears only your primary tab will show up on your mobile device
Enjoy this quick video to learn more about the new Gmail tabs. When you’re through, let me know what your thoughts on the new Gmail tabs.
With all the many plugins available to help your blog or website with SEO, my favorite is the WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast. He does an excellent job of combining a number of essential plugins into one. This helps increase your website’s download time (another key to SEO success). Learn more on the following video:
While email is still the life blood of communications in our social media driven world, there are just times when files are too big to share via email. As a website designer, I have been running into this challenge for years. It is frustrating for my clients to send one image at a time because that is the best their email will do. Or worse they send all the images, but the are downsized beyond recognition or usefulness.
Welcome to www.dropbox.com to safe the day and allow files to be shared between computers as well as online. After you register and install Dropbox, here’s a quick tutorial on how to share folders with others.
You want your blog to go out to everybody and everyone. Without the RSS feed, your website may just be sitting there. Make sure it is work for you and sharing your great content far and wide.
Another great “HOW TO” lesson today. Sometimes you just need a quick way for customers to give to your non-profit or to support your free work. Paypal offers a quick resource to enable online credit card transactions without a lot of fuss. This tutorial assumes you already have a PAYPAL account. If you don’t, click here for PAYPAL and get your account started.
Sitemaps are important to help search engines know where to roam on your website. While there are lots of ways to generate the sitemap, I’d like to show you how to move it to your website. I’ve also included adding your site map to Google’s Webmaster Tools. By the way, the file for your site map is usually called:
If you were able to make this work for you, enter your website in the comments below to let everyone know it worked!
Don’t be caught being the ONLY person who can edit your Facebook Fanpage. Whether you’re on vacation, sick with the flu, or just need your assistant to make directed changes, at some point, you will need another administrator for your page. Take a look and see the step by step . . . When you’re done, be sure to leave a comment sharing why YOU need another administrator on your Facebook Business page.
Video is a great resource to add to your blog posts. You can develop a video yourself or you can search for just the right video on YouTube (www.youtube.com) There are other video resources out there, but YouTube is by far the largest. Give this tutorial a try and be sure to post below how it worked out for you.